50Th Bday Female/fighting Cancer

Decorating By Loucinda Updated 25 Nov 2009 , 3:38pm by brgrassmyer

Loucinda Posted 20 Nov 2009 , 3:09pm
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I have an order for a 50th birthday cake, for a woman who is fighting cancer right now. Her husband wants it to be a fun cake - I am at a loss as to what to do for it. Any ideas are very much appreciated. He has given me free rein for it.......his only requirement is that it be fun.

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this-mama-rocks Posted 20 Nov 2009 , 3:18pm
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How about a pair of pink boxing gloves?

KHalstead Posted 20 Nov 2009 , 3:19pm
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I would try to find out what sorts of things she likes, otherwise what about a bright "50" cake?

something like this maybe? This design actually matched the 50th birthday decorations for the party.

edited to say: This is assuming that you were doing a sheet cake
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all4cake Posted 20 Nov 2009 , 3:31pm
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Originally Posted by this-mama-rocks

How about a pair of pink boxing gloves?




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juleebug Posted 20 Nov 2009 , 3:34pm
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What about a prescription pad or a medicine bottle with a "prescription" for a daily dose of laughter? (Of course, you should okay this w/ the husband first.)

Here's an interesting article from a cancer survivor about using laughter as medicine.

http://www.ehow.com/how_5015714_fight-cancer-humor.html?ref=fuel&utm_source=yahoo&utm_medium=ssp&utm_campaign=yssp_art

juleebug Posted 20 Nov 2009 , 3:37pm
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Originally Posted by this-mama-rocks

How about a pair of pink boxing gloves?




Is the pink because she is a woman or in relation to the cancer? The ribbon colors are different for different types of cancer.

Loucinda Posted 20 Nov 2009 , 3:58pm
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I like the idea of the pink boxing gloves! ( and thanks for the link to that article - makes a lot of sense!) Thanks ladies!

this-mama-rocks Posted 20 Nov 2009 , 4:25pm
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Originally Posted by juleebug

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Originally Posted by this-mama-rocks

How about a pair of pink boxing gloves?



Is the pink because she is a woman or in relation to the cancer? The ribbon colors are different for different types of cancer.




Well, I don't know, because it's a happy, fun color? The customer wants a FUN cake, not a cause-awareness cake.

juleebug Posted 22 Nov 2009 , 10:00pm
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Good luck with your cake, Loucinda. I'm sure it will be wonderful.

manderson19 Posted 24 Nov 2009 , 3:53pm
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How about a sassy cake with "The best is yet to come" theme? Is there anything she's ever wanted to do but hasn't had the nerve or the time? Who would think free rein would be so difficult? lol

Loucinda Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 1:38am
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I ended up doing the boxing gloves (HOT pink with white laces) and I wrote "Laura's gonnna KNOCK OUT 50!" on it. They LOVED it. icon_biggrin.gif (I don't have a pic, batteries were dead in my camera) Thanks to everyone for your help!!

manderson19 Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 2:46pm
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That is awesome! I'm glad it was a hit!

kakeladi Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 3:22pm
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I'm soooooo disappointed you didn't get a pic icon_sad.gif It sure sounds great.

brgrassmyer Posted 25 Nov 2009 , 3:38pm
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How about a doll cake. Barbie turned 50 this year and I have done serveral of these this year. You can do it in pink or white and pink with pink breast cancer ribbons on the dress. HTH

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